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About menglish

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    My Coral Rehabilitation Project

    how gratifying is that?
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    Apex control of CaRx

    Right you are. Got the first two lines reversed. I have switch those around. I have also deleted line 3 and will place it in the txt alert, once i have started the reactor. Otherwise the alarm will keep going off. Anything else i should consider?
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    Apex control of CaRx

    Ok, So i have connected my CaRx and it is now running, (no CO2 as yet, just to get a feel of leaks and flow rate. I am not yet of its final placement. Here are my codes: CaRx_CO2 Fallback OFF If CaRxpH > 6.60 Then ON If CaRxpH < 6.70 Then OFF If CaRxpH > 7.40 Then OFF Defer 001:00 Then ON -The plan is to start at pH6.6 and work my way down, keeping the effluent rate the same -The If "CaRxpH > 7.40 Then OFF" line is to alert me that the CO2 tank is empty as that should cause the ph in the chamber to increase. How can i set this to get an email alarm? CaRx_Feed Fallback OFF Do i need any other codes here? Should this pump be running at all times unless for maintenance or leaks? Any other thought/suggestions will be very much appreciated
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    Grafted Millipora

    here is the article describing it https://reefbuilders.com/2019/01/10/the-rainbow-splice-acropora-millepora-from-reef-raft-canada/
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    Stock suggestions

    lawnmower blenny
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    Apex control of CaRx

    Thanks Tom, Eric. The video was very helpful. I am working on it now. Hopefully i will bring it online in a few days. need plumbing tubings
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    Apex control of CaRx

    Ok Tom, Many thanks for responding. So, here is what I will start with; 1. My CO2 regulator/solenoid will be plugged into an Apex outlet 2. My CaRx_Feed pump will also be plugged into an Apex outlet. I will then use a code to turn CaRx-Feed outlet off when the CO2/solenoid is off. Correct? 3. My CaRx_Circ will be plugged into the wall (as i may want to save the extra Apex outlet As I do not have a peristaltic pump, I will use a small valve to control the effluent going into the tank. I will use this to fine tune the Alk levels in the tank. So; my codes: For CO2/Solenoid: Fallback OFF If CaRxpH > X Then ON If CaRxpH < Y Then OFF For CaRx_Feed: Fallback OFF If outlet CO2/Solenoid OFF then OFF Does this looks good? Is there a way for me to set up some sort of alert to let me know that the CO2 tank is empty?
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    Apex control of CaRx

    So, I am currently dosing 300mls/day of 2-part to keep my Alk around 8-8.5 dKH. Decide it is time to bring my CaRx on line and could use some help with the hookup and coding. My set up; -a Geo 612 rector with pH probe -CO2 regulator with dual gauge solenoid (https://fragtasticreef.com/deluxe-co2-regulator/) - small eheim feed pump (about 80gph) -Apex classic I reckon i need to plug the regulator into the EB8 and i can plug the pumps into any wall outlets. Can someone confirm this and help with the programming codes, what codes to put where? many thanks Milton
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    apex integration with Alexa or Google home

    I will try again
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    apex integration with Alexa or Google home

    Based on the aliases i have set up, Alexa, ask Apex fusion to turn off Return Punp (Skimmer)
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    apex integration with Alexa or Google home

    Yes, Apex firmware is up to date Yes, I can get a status report using Alexa I can also get her to turn on Feed mode. When i ask her to tell apex to turn off Return pump, the light on alexa is on but nothing happens, then it times out. I almost feel as thought she does not understand me
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    apex integration with Alexa or Google home

    Thanks Tom,' Tried it and it is not working for me. I was able to customize my "status report" and that is working fine. Here is what i have done. I have created two aliases for my outlets, ReturnPump and Skimmer_6_3. I will then ask Alexa to ask AF to turn off Return pump. The lights on Alexa would come on but nothing happens. Its like she does not know what i am asking or is just plane ignoring me. Not good for my ego
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    apex integration with Alexa or Google home

    I did that and Alexa and Apex are linked and working and can get it to give me a status report. I was trying to get voice command to turn off/on the skimmer, but it would not work. What command do i have to add to the Aliases? many thanks
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    apex integration with Alexa or Google home

    Anyone get got this to work for them? Santa gave me Alexa so I though i would put her to good use. Could use some help getting her to turn off some outlets.